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Immerse Yourselves

…from an individual’s family and community; • a journey that often requires the individual to cross water or other thresholds; • trials and challenges that might be physical, emotional, or intellectual in nature; • and, when the individual is successful in meeting these trials, a return and reintegration with the…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

…deer and potentially pass up trophy kills. And in 2011, Governor Scott Walker signed a law repealing the earn-a-buck, thereby barring the Department of Natural Resources from using their most effective management tool. Don Waller—a plant ecologist, a professor at UW-Madison, and an expert on high-density deer damage to forest…

SONWA Winners 2017

Honeybees and a trailblazing scientist top the 2017 SONWA book awards

…humanity’s complex relationship with them—weaving together stories from scientists, brewers, gardeners, manufacturers, and beekeepers,” said Northland College student Erin Bergen, who serves on the SONWA selection committee. For children’s literature, the SONWA committee named author Suzanne Slade and illustrator Jessica Lanan for Out of School and Into Nature, a biography

Northland College graduation cap decorated with solar panels

A Future in Solar

Loucks '18 to hold first paid sustainability internship for City of Ashland

…southern Wisconsin. Q. Name a pivotal moment that helped shape your current plan? A. The experience that most shaped my future was taking AP Human Geography as a freshman in high school. This was the class that initially lead me to begin thinking globally about humanity’s problems, and studying population…

In Wildness and Wonder

physically safer than ever before (fewer parties, fewer car accidents, etc.) while rates of teen depression and suicide are skyrocketing. Believing that experiences of wildness and wonder can be a powerful counterforce to these trends, the Institute will focus in the coming years on creating and facilitating these experiences and…

Northland College student holding phone.

The Woman Behind the Screen

…Lake Superior. She asked her mom to stop and they toured campus. She was hooked on the place and the location. She expected to study biology; she didn’t expect to study art. But she received a smaller grant requiring she take art classes. She registered for black and white photography

Scuba divers on boat

WPR: Wisconsin Sea Grant Awards $2.8M For Great Lakes Research, Outreach Projects

…photography,” said Karl. “It really is a combination of science education, art education and opportunity for the kids to have a therapeutic experience in the water.” That’s the most fun part of the project for Toben Lafrancois, assistant adjunct professor of natural resources and philosophy at Northland College in Ashland….

Exploring Interactions Between Humans and Wildlife

Andrew East `10 Uses Northland Lessons for Science & Teaching

Then: Andrew East graduated in 2010 with a degree in natural resources. For his capstone, he surveyed small mammals to determine the prey availability and dynamics for northern shrikes in Ashland County. Through that project and several others in the natural resources department, he and others explored physiology, behavior, and…

Northland College alumnus Scott Canfield at the white board

Alum Inspires Students with Science

…Working with high school students for three summers has helped Canfield with his own research: further understanding the blood-brain barrier, the cellular barrier that maintains a metabolic, and physical barrier between the blood and the brain. “Observing their interest, passion, and excitement really motivates me in the lab and gives…

Weather graphic of clouds, snow, and lightning

7 Weather Watchers

Meterological Careers

…said. Nathan Lynum ’16 graduated in May 2018 from the School of Mines and Technology in South Dakota with a master of science degree in atmospheric and environmental sciences. His thesis research has been focused on the influences and different physical processes within a large single supercell interacting with extreme…